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Piano, organ





Pille Taniloo

head of the department



In the Department of Classical Piano and Organ, students can pursue training to become a pianist or organist. Students are prepared to continue studies at a higher music school and work as a soloist, piano accompanist, teacher or in other related fields.  

In addition to speciality subjects, ensemble playing is practised in different chamber ensembles and a piano ensemble. In concertmaster classes, students learn about the collaboration between pianists and singers. This curriculum provides students with the basic knowledge of the methodology and practice of teaching and introduces the primary level study repertoire. Piano students can learn to play the organ or harpsichord as an additional instrument. Performances play an important role in gaining stage experience.

Studies conclude with a chamber ensemble, accompaniment and piano examination. The final examinations in harmony and solfeggio serve as entrance examinations for the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. Graduates receive the fourth qualification level instrumentalist profession.

Graduates can continue their studies at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre or other higher music schools worldwide. 


Students of the piano or organ speciality must complete the instrumentalist curriculum.

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Admissions for the academic year 2024/2025 

  • May 8-16, 2024 (See more), application in the Estonian Study Admission Information System SAIS from March 11 to May 7, 2024  

  • ​June 25, 2024, 11.00-13.00 speciality exam, 15.00 sofeggio tests; application in SAIS from June 1 to 24, 2024 

  • Additional admission on August 26, 2024, 11.00 speciality exam, 13.00 solfeggio tests; application in SAIS from July 1 to August 23, 2024.

To apply:


1. You must submit all the necessary documents.


Application in the Estonian Study Admission Information System SAIS

A digital document photo that can be uploaded to SAIS or taken on-site on the day of the examination

A digitally signed written consent from a parent or guardian if the student candidate is a minor (less than 18 years of age) (PDF) (Word)

If you graduated before 2004 or your educational data is not available in the SAIS environment, please attach to your application a copy of the document certifying your education (certificate and results report) 


2. Perform the following:

Speciality examination 

A polyphonic work

A large form

A melodic piece

Two études with different technical challenges

  • Solfeggio test


Piret Hendrikson, Head of the Office of Academic Affairs,, phone 744 2405

Lõpphinde maksimumpunktid 10

  • solfedžo testi peab olema sooritatud positiivsele tulemusele. Tulemuste põhjal moodustatakse õpperühmad.


TÄIENDAV INFO: õppeosakonna juhataja Piret Hendrikson,, tel 744 2405


Mida õpitakse


Virtual tour

The school building

Steinway piano

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